Alaska routs Blackwater by 26 factors to kick off PBA season

Alaska Aces’ Mike DiGregorio. PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines—Alaska recorded the biggest season-opening win in additional than twenty years when it crushed Blackwater 103-77 within the PBA Philippine Cup opener Friday at Ynares Sports activities Enviornment in Pasig.

From a six-point lead at first of the fourth quarter, the Aces blew the sport large open with a 27-7 run to bury the Bossing and begin their season heading in the right direction.

Blackwater truly managed to maintain in keeping with its foe early within the match earlier than Alaska turned a tie sport at 39 to a 14-point benefit with a scathing 32-18 third quarter run.

🎥 Powerful leaner from Mike DiGregorio!

88-75 Alaska, 4Q 3:45. #PBAItuloyAngLaban

— PBA (@pbaconnect) July 16, 2021

The 26-point win was the biggest because the begin of the 1999 Philippine Cup when Mobiline dismantled Tanduay 90-64.

“My problem to the fellows was actually simply to share the ball on offense and to defend one of the best ways we will,” mentioned Aces head coach Jeffrey Cariaso.

“Fortunately tonight Mike [Digregorio] stepped up and loads of the fellows actually adopted the easy sport plan we had. So we’re joyful for this primary step.”

Digregorio completed with 20 factors on 4-of-7 capturing from deep and grabbed 5 rebounds to steer Alaska whereas Yousef Taha added 16 factors and 7 boards.

Simon Enciso had a game-high 23 factors to steer the Bossing.


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